Money Week: Just a Few Dollars More

“Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless.” (Ecclesiastes 5:10)

Right now, somewhere in front of a computer monitor or iPhone screen, someone is reading that verse and saying, “That’s not about me. I don’t love money. It’s just paper to me. I’d be happy to have just a few dollars more to pay off some debt or get a couple of things, and that would be good enough.”

moneyweek_350Guess what? This verse is about that person. And you. And me. Any time we connect the words “dollars more” with the idea of “that would be enough,” we’ve become that person. We’re the gerbil in your second grade classroom who never gets to the end of that wheel no matter how long he runs.

The chase for a “few dollars more” is a race without a finish line. “Rich enough” doesn’t exist in this world. And that’s coming from the richest guy who ever lived.

Think: Why do people love money? Do you really believe you could never have enough of it to make you satisfied? If money won’t do it, what will bring you satisfaction in life?

Pray: Ask God for the courage to start believing this verse now and to keep believing it when you start to think you’d be satisfied with just a few dollars more.

Do: Write a quick list of 5 material things you’ve thought would make you happy that you eventually got. Put a check next to the ones that still make you happy.